Holidays in Anafi

    Anafi is a small Greek island situated on the south eastern side of Cyclades, close to Santorini. Due to its small size and few inhabitants, Anafi island remains a pure island, untouched by mass tourism. It has only one village and numerous crystal beaches around its coastline. Tourism is not organized at all in Anafi Greece and visitors know that in this alternative place they will find few tourist facilities. Ideal for nudists and free-campers, most beaches can be accessed on foot. Chora, the capital village, is constructed on the mountain slopes and offers breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea. Holidays in Anafi offer all the privacy and relaxation you might need.

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    Travel guide to Anafi, Greece

    Anafi is a tiny place located close to Santorini, on the southern side of the Aegean Sea. Due to its volcanic background, Anafi island has wild landscape and sandy beaches. Most frequented beaches in Anafi are found on the south of the island and include Kleidisi, Katsouni, Megas Potamos and more. All Anafi beaches are non-organized and accessible by boat or foot. The only village on the island is Chora, constructed on the slopes of a hill. Holidays in Anafi are truly secluded and away from crowds.

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    Have a look on our travel guide about Anafi in Greece with detailed information on things to see and do on the island, villages and beaches. Also see photos, maps and videos to get a better understanding of the island and organize your Anafi holidays.

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    The majority of the accommodation in Anafi island is found in the only village, Chora. Accommodation options consist mostly of charming apartments and rooms to rent in traditional Cycladic buildings. Simple, cozy rooms can also be rented at the beach of Kleisidi, which otherwise has no tourist facilities, but it is preferred as a base due to its proximity to the beach, the port and the village of Chora. Anafi holidays will certainly be the experience of a lifetime.

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    The island of Anafi is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. Beaches on Anafi island are crystal and clean. Either pebbled or sandy, all beaches on the island will offer you the calmness you need on holidays. Most popular beaches are located around the port and include Agios Nikolaos and Kleisidi. This is also where some taverns and studios can be found. To go to the other beaches on the island, you need to walk. Distances are short on Anafi and things to do are actually few, except for swimming and hiking.

    The only village and capital  of Anafi island is Chora, only 20 minutes walk from the port. Chora is built among high mountainsides and gives nice view to the sea and the wild landscape of the island. This is where some activity is concentrated and where most amenities and services can be found. Another settlement is also gradually being created around the port, but it consists only of summer houses.

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    • Located at a high altitude, Chora is the capital and only village in Anafi. It is surrounded by wild landscape and has few houses. The architecture is purely Cycladic.
    • As this is the closest beach to the port, Kleisidi is the most frequented beach in Anafi. As the island does not receive many visitors, it remains a secluded and unorganized place.

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